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is bridgeport mayor bill finch. mayor, good to have you. we have you on the phone because the skype connection wouldn't have been great. >> it's good to be here. we worked so hard, but the technology doesn't always work with you. >> is the gun buyback program drawing a big response? >>s yes, we raised over $100,000 in food coupons from the local grocer and we've had over 300 guns sold back to the city, spent a little over 30,000 in -- you know, i think people are happy to do it. we're only 20 miles from the school and it hit everybody pretty hard. >> gun buyers seem to be back out there getting those guns ever since newtown, talk of new gun laws and gun sales are through the roof in virginia. dealers requested more than 5,000 background checks on purchases. this is eight days after the shooting, we should note. the largest single-day request in virginia and maryland. police projecting they'll get 82 gun permit applications this month alone. are you at all concerned that the gun buyback program isn't making a dent? >> we do believe it's making a dent. we can only handle what happens within our
it forward. and try to help somebody else. >> and over the weekend, men of the bridgeport sound tigers changed their names to honor the children murdered in that sandy hook tragedy. the hockey team donned all black uniforms with the names of the 20 schoolchildren right there on the back. >> an outpouring of support. >>> overseas now to afghanistan. abc news learned a top navy s.e.a.l. commander has died. the death of 42-year-old job price is being investigated as a suicide. military officials say he died of a gunshot wound to the head. price was a member of s.e.a.l. team 4, which is a special navy warfare unit. commander price was from pottstown, pennsylvania. >>> a senator from idaho is apologizing this morning after he was arrested for driving drunk. police in suburban washington say republican mike crepo was pulled over after running a red light sunday. he failed several sobriety tests, taken to jail and released on bond. he's expected in court in january. the veteran lawmaker says he takes total responsibility. >>> another veteran on capitol hill was laid to rest in his home state
to shootings in bridgeport. there needs to be a comprehensive community response, not a peace meal response. that seems, also to be the way we respond to this. we pass an act or some segment of a remedy and pat ourselves on the back as though we have solved the problem. we haven't. this needs comprehensive reform. it's going to need a long term conversation throughout the country and it just our hearts are broken. seeing those little faces, again, perhaps that will be the thing that gets everybody to move. if this was an act of terrorism against the country, we would be moving on several fronts to make sure we left no stone unturned and we were doing everything we could in a comprehensive way. that's what's happened. this continues to be a problem. whether you go back to columbine, whether it's the event that is happened in portland or aurora, what happened to gabrielle giffords, what happened in wisconsin. it keeps going on. as the president indicated, it happens in our cities almost daily. >> congressman thank you for that. this is an act of terrorism by definition of all of us. we are te
, california, into trust for the benefit of the bridgeport indian colony. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote incurs objection under clause 6 of rule 20. record votes on postponed questions will be taken later. for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4053 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 509, h.r. 4053, a bill to intensify efforts to identify, prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse within federal spending. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from utah, mr. chaffetz, and the gentleman from new york, mr. towns, each will control 20 men's. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempo
50 miles an . imagine the waves. all rain from trendon up through bridgeport. some heavy at times. sleet mixing in and snow across parts of the canadian border, winds across a large swath. wind gusting to 50 miles per hour, enough to do some damage. snow totals expected in the next 48 hours or so. along the mountains and across the east side of the great lakes, mostly rain today. looking ahead toward next week. a chance of snow after christmas. let's get through today. >> exactly. my strategy. let's get through today, worry about it when we're there. >>> the wind and rain so powerful in alabama, they uprooted a mercedes dealership's massive billboard. that's the billboard right there. send it crashing into an suv. 50 cars damaged. strong winds flipped some of the cars and downed power lines and debris damaged other cars as well. >>> other stories to talk about this morning. good morning to up. >> thank you, soledad. 2 1/2 hours from now, everything will stop in connecticut and in states across the country. a moment of silence at 9:30 eastern. church bells will toll 26 times in the
in the fiscal cliff negotiations? let's go first to bridgeport, connecticut. thanks for waiting. >> i was thinking the republicans should drop the cpi issue that they have been discussing. it seems to me that they're working on getting it worked our for the estate tax. >> the chain on the consumer price index was a point of contention raised on the house floor. the reporting from politico earlier about the loggerheads' this afternoon, they say that the provision would result in lower payments for social security beneficiaries. boston, the independent go ahead. >> most companies in the u.s. are now headquartered in toronto. they make their profit in bermuda. we're spending 47 cents on the dollar on the deficit. we will have to do like canada and put a tax on gasoline. what is your opinion? what should we do to fulfill the debt and our obligation? >> what is your opinion? you said you are tunisia. would it work in the united states? >> we have to tax the gasoline $2 a gallon. in canada, it is $2 a gallon for gasoline tax. they are balancing their budget. >> i am going to let you go. we
. a parent describing a trip in an automobile from bridgeport to newtown racing to get there to see whether their child was alive and survived. and the joy when they were able to see their kids and the complete and utter despair when your child was not one of the kids who came out. and chris murphy and dick blumenthal and elizabeth este, our colleagues, were there. these first responders who came on the scene and prevented the loss of more lives deserve our unending thanks. the great coordination by our state police and local police, everything that transpired, all of the volunteers that participated, the teachers, the professionalism that they exhibited, the execution of a drill that they had been through time and again. as rosa talked about, the principal and the teacher who sheltered her children and gave her own life. these are difficult things. as chris has so eloquently said, we're seeking answers and know that we must move on. where do you find the strength? we found the strength in a great leader and a governor, dan milloy who has been there all four days and beyond. at the vigil la
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